The upcoming season of the Asian Le Mans series, set to kick off at the Sepang International Circuit on the 2nd-3rd December 2023, is shaping up to be a landmark event in the world of endurance racing.

With a grid boasting 39 cars and an impressive lineup of 117 drivers from various corners of the globe, the championship is a melting pot of exceptional talent and thrilling competition. Asian Motorsport previews the action.

By Nida Anis

A stellar line-up

2023 Asian Le Mans Series champions Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood are returning with TF Sport to defend their title. The roster also includes notable drivers like 2023 Drivers’ Champion Tom Dillman, Laurents Hörr, Alexander Mattschull, and Louis Deletraz, who will be making his championship debut with 99 Racing.

The series also highlights emerging Asian talent, with Singaporean Danial Frost debuting in the LMP3 category and Malaysian Adrian D’Silva participating in the #84 EBM Porsche 911 GT3 R. Their involvement reflects the growing influence of Asian drivers in the championship and the opportunities that it offers for regional talent to shine.

Returning to Sepang

The Asian Le Mans Series will once again be racing in South-East Asia, with the championship returning to the iconic Sepang International Circuit. The track has played a crucial role in the development of the series and its popularity in the region.

In an effort to make the event more accessible to fans, the Sepang International Circuit has announced free entry for the opening round. This initiative is expected to attract a larger audience, providing an opportunity for fans to experience the thrill of endurance racing firsthand.

The Asian Le Mans Series continues to be one of the most accessible series globally, with extensive coverage through various broadcast partners and online platforms. This widespread availability showcases the series’ commitment to reaching a broad audience and enhancing the visibility of endurance racing.

 

The upcoming season of the Asian Le Mans Series is set to be a testament to the series’ growing stature in international motorsport, combining professional and amateur talents in a display of racing excellence. Staying true to its vision, the series offers a unique blend of competition and innovation, further establishing its position as a leading endurance racing series in Asia.

Below is the schedule for the first round at Sepang:

Free Practice 1: 01 Dec 2023 13:30 – 15:00
Free Practice 2: 01 Dec 2023 16:00 – 17:30
Qualifying: 02 Dec 2023 09:50 – 10:30
Race 1: 02 Dec 2023 14:00 – 18:00
Race 2: 03 Dec 2023 14:00 – 18:00 
(All times local – GMT+8)

Header photo credit: Asian Le Mans Series

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